J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner St Michael's Mount from across the Causeway 1811

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 41 Verso:
St Michael’s Mount from across the Causeway 1811
Turner Bequest CXXV 40a
Pencil on white wove paper, 166 x 208 mm
Watermark ‘Fellows | 1808’
Blind-stamped with Turner Bequest monogram bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The mount is seen from the rocky shore, looking south-west across the causeway from Marazion, accessible only at low tide. The island’s harbour and associated buildings cluster below the castle. William Daniell’s 1825 aquatint for his Voyage Round Great Britain shows a similar view (Tate impression: T03022). Turner also made views of the mount from the causeway itself on folios 40 verso and 43 verso–44 recto (D08925, D08933, D08934; CXXV 39a), and there is another sketch from the coast a little to the south-east on folio 42 verso (D08929; CXXV 41a).
For other views of the site, see under folio 32 recto (D08910; CXXV 31).

Matthew Imms
February 2011

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘St Michael’s Mount from across the Causeway 1811 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, February 2011, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, December 2012, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-st-michaels-mount-from-across-the-causeway-r1137410, accessed 20 April 2018.